The government repeats it over and over again. Despite appearances, the "whatever it takes" is well over. Now is the time for fiscal recovery. A few days before the publication by the agency Standard and Poor's of its new opinion on the French debt, Bercy multiplies the guarantees of seriousness. Last week, the freezing of 1% of the appropriations of the 2023 budget was announced. Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy, also said that he would hold on June 19 a "public finance conference" to unveil the government's savings tracks for the 2024 budget. As in 2017, the Ministries of Housing and Labour are already identified as potential sources of savings. To gain room for manoeuvre, the government still hopes to play on the fight against tax fraud or the new sanctions reserved for RSA beneficiaries who do not comply with the support path of the return to employment.
In her scoping letters, the Prime Minister—
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